2011 NCAA Final Four: Shelvin Mack Is Game-Changer for Butler Bulldogs
Shelvin Mack Gives Butler Bulldogs Fans a Reason to Celebrate in NCAA Final Four!
In what might be one of the most unusual matchups in NCAA tournament history, the No. 8 seed Butler Bulldogs defeated the No. 11 seed VCU Rams 70-62. Throughout the first half of this showdown, Butler struggled with accuracy (going 0 for 9 from 3-point range), but Shelvin Mack stepped it up to score 11 points, making three of his four three-pointers.
Mack gave Butler its first lead of the game, and the Bulldogs didn't look back since.
With just over two minutes left to play, VCU's Jamie Skeen sunk a clutch three pointer to set the Rams up for a four-point play, but Butler's Matt Howard (along with Mack) continued to grab boards left and right.
Mack finished with 24 points and six rebounds, but his presence cannot be described solely by listing stats. This Bulldogs guard was a game-changer, elevating his teammates when they just couldn't seem to get anything going offensively.
There is no news on whether Mack will declare for the NBA draft, but just look at him! He's built for the NBA. His size is makes him especially dangerous because it allows him to be sneakily speedy, and with a little work on the consistency of his jump shot, his range will prove him to be a spectacular asset in the pros.
The Bulldogs will now wait patiently as they anticipate the outcome of tonight's game between No. 4 seed Kentucky and No. 3 seed UConn.
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